Roundup From The Compound – June 19th, 2017


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POWER TRIP Announces North American Tour With Exodus And Obituary – Nightmare Logic Out Now Via Southern Lord – Listen In Full: YouTube | Spotify | iTunes POWER TRIP will hit North America again this Fall with Exodus and Obituary, still touring in support of their latest album, Nightmare Logic. The band returns after a wild European run with Napalm Death and Brujeria and a sold-out US. tour. Highlights of the newly-announced tour include shows at New York City’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom, plus performances at Sacramento’s Aftershock and Houston’s Open Air festivals. See below for a full list of dates. [MORE…]

LAGO: Phoenix-Based Death Metal Legion Signs With Unique Leader Records – Unique Leader Records is proud to announce the signing of Phoenix, Arizona-based death metal quartet, LAGO, for the release of the band’s impending second LP. Issues LAGO of their new album which is currently under construction, “With this record, we are really trying to step outside of the box that we’ve created for ourselves. Our previous stuff is very heavily influenced by Morbid Angel and Emperor, and though those influences are still very heavy in our sound, we really want to make sure we just aren’t going to put out the same record as our last one, Tyranny. A lot of the new stuff we’re doing is exclusively two-part guitar. We wouldn’t go and call this a prog record, but in terms of what’s going on within the songs themselves I would say the guitar work is a lot busier. Lyrically, I think you can expect a lot of similarities. Our country is a crazy place right now with the political climate and a seemingly divided population. There’s a lot of vile, and disgusting things happening, and I think that will reflect in the writing and really set the tone for the album.” [MORE…]

TRICKY LOBSTERS: German Doom Rock Trio Issues “Tarred Albino” Video Via The Obelisk; Worlds Collide LP Nears Release Through Exile On Mainstream – “…man, this one just has ‘sleeper hit’ written all over it…” – The Obelisk “Tarred Albino” is the crushing new single from Rostock, Germany’s groove-heavy doom/blues rock trio, TRICKY LOBSTERS and their impending Worlds Collide LP. The track sees release through a video premiere at The Obelisk this week as the band’s cohorts at Exile On Mainstream prepare the album for official release. [MORE…]

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Co-Headline The Summer Slaughter Tour With Dying Fetus; New Album Due Out This Fall – Currently finishing work on their upcoming eighth full-length, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will head back out on the road this summer, as co-headliners of The Summer Slaughter Tour with Dying Fetus. The US trek – which runs from July 27th through August 26th – will also see THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER perform Nocturnal in its entirety in honor of the album’s ten-year anniversary! Support will be provided by The Facelsss, Oceano, Origin, Slaughter To Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs, and Lorna Shore. See below for all dates. [MORE…]

LLNN And WOVOKA: No Clean Singing Streams Punishing Marks/Traces Split In Full; Record To See Release Friday Via Pelagic Records“…it would be difficult to imagine an album cover that’s more evocative of the chilling, unearthly, and inhumanly destructive power of these seven tracks, or their ability to seize and hold the listener’s attention.” – No Clean Singing Marks/Traces is the impending and wholly crushing new split release between LLNN and WOVOKA set for release this Friday via Pelagic Records. In advance of its official descent, today No Clean Singing is streaming the record in full. [MORE…]

CORMORANT: Progressive Black/Death Practitioners Undrape Stunning Diaspora Cover Art + Preorders AvailableDiaspora is the impending new full-length from progressive black/death practitioners CORMORANT. Slated to drop this August, the consuming, four-track follow-up to 2014’s critically-lauded Earth Diver sees CORMORANT take their inimitable brand of progressive metal in expansive and exploratory new directions. Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Vastum, Graves At Sea, Noothgrush, Brainoil) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California, the sixty-one-minute offering features the band’s longest, most detail-oriented compositions to date – the collective result of two years of collaborative writing. [MORE…]

SNAKES-CROSSS Split LP To See Release Via Brett Netson’s Scavenger Cult Label – Scavenger Cult, the independent label founded by Brett Netson (Caustic Resin, Earth, Built To Spill), is in the process of readying several new titles for release in the second half of 2017, beginning with a split LP by Netson’s own SNAKES, and the artist’s close allies in CROSSS. [MORE…]

INFINITE SPECTRUM: North American Tour With Fates Warning Underway – NYC progressive metal outfit INFINITE SPECTRUM is currently out on their North American tour providing direct support for Fates Warning. The tour kicked off Sunday in Poughkeepsie, New York, and now continues to wind through the East Coast and Midwestern states and into Canada for one show over the next three weeks. See the full current tour itinerary below. [MORE…]

HE WHOSE OX IS GORED: Invisible Oranges Streams Paralyzer Seven-Inch From Progressive Sludge Collective In Advance Of Friday’s Release; Preorders Available – “As increasing amounts of metal bands flirt with syncopation and contortionist rhythms, HE WHOSE OX IS GORED is one of the few that do so while inviting the listener in with catchiness and grooves.” – Invisible Oranges Paralyzer is the latest seven-inch from progressive sludge-bringers HE WHOSE OX IS GORED. Scheduled to drop via Chain Letter Collective and the band’s own label Void Assault Records this Friday, the track “Paralyzer” was captured by renowned producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, L7, High On Fire, Zeke etc.) at Avast! Recording Studio (Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Earth, Supersuckers etc.) as part of a Converse Rubber Tracks session and includes two previously released tracks – “Buried Twice” and “Void Assault” from the band’s critically-lauded Rumors EP – remixed by their cohorts in Seattle’s Newaxeyes. [MORE…]

POISON BLOOD: Black Metal Duo Featuring Members of Krieg and Horseback Announce Debut EP; New Song “The Scourge And The Gestalt” Streaming – Newly formed black metal duo POISON BLOOD has signed to Relapse Records for the release of their debut, self-titled EP. POISON BLOOD is a collaboration between Jenks Miller (Horseback) and Neill Jameson (Krieg) born out of Miller’s desire to write music that was an outlet for a more straightforward kind of aggression. The two musicians came together as fans of each other’s work, a mutual appreciation for Beherit’s classic Drawing Down The Moon LP, and the experimental deathrock of cult UK act Rudimentary Peni. Although they have yet to meet in person, the project was crystallized with the contribution of Jameson’s vocals. Across eight songs and nineteen+ minutes with explorations into deathrock, dungeon synth, and the occult, POISON BLOOD‘s eponymous debut EP is a short but furious chronicle of cold, reptilian sonic terror shrouded in album art by Viral Graphics. [MORE…]

Just For Us Hardcore Kids: Hardcore-Punk Compilation To See July Release Through Tripsquad Records; Preorders + Track Samples Posted – Newly-founded Tripsquad Records presents the label’s debut official release with Just For Us Hardcore Kids, a collection of exclusive hardcore and punk tracks from a wide range of bands. A diverse, sixteen-track mix of true punk and hardcore Just For Us Hardcore Kids features sixteen tracks of raw and intense music and powerful lyrics. Some of the compilation’s highlights include new music from Eddie Sutton of Leeway NYC and his new band TRUTH & RIGHTS, Rob Kabula formerly of Agnostic Front and his new band DEAD BLOW HAMMER, Russell Iglay of Underdog and his new band HUGE, Tim McMurtrie of M.O.D. and his new band FULL SCALE RIOT, as well as tracks from CRIME SCENE, STRONG, SILENCE EQUALS DEATH, DESPAIRADISIO, ONPOINT, CHOKE ARTIST, STRIKE AGAINST ALL, DECIMATE THE LIVING, CROSSFACE, THE CARBOMB PARADE, SARDONICA, and PAVE THE WAY. [MORE…]

MELTED SPACE: French Metal Opera Begins Recording Second Album For Fall Release Through Sensory Records – MELTED SPACE is proud to announce a new album for November 2017. Recording sessions have started this week with François-Maxime Boutault in Bordeaux (France), with additional recording sessions planned in the Czech Republic, Sweden, United States, Norway, and more. The outfit’s founder Pierre Le Pape comments, “I can’t wait to share the nine new songs with you guys and go back on the road with all the crew! This album should bring some new sides of the MELTED SPACE universe; different sounds, different voices… I’m very proud of it and I can’t wait to start to production process!” [MORE…]

GNAW: NYC Avant Noise Merchants To Play First Hometown Show Featuring New Member Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, Wrekmeister Harmonies) Later This Month + Album Trailer Revealed – Long-running New York City-based noise merchants GNAW will lay waste to Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York later this month opening for BardSpec – the experimental side project featuring Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin – and IIVII, the intergalactic solo project featuring Josh Graham (A Storm Of Light, Battle Of Mice, Red Sparowes). The show, set to take place on June 29th, will serve as GNAW‘s first hometown performance with newest member Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, ex-Angels Of Light, Wrekmeister Harmonies) on lapsteel. [MORE…]

TOMBS: Tour With Fit For An Autopsy And Moon Tooth Underway – Brooklyn-based experimental metal outfit TOMBS will kick off a three-plus week US tour with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth later this week. The journey will commence on June 16th and run through July 9th. See all confirmed dates below. The tour comes in conjunction with the release of TOMBS‘ fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, set to drop via Metal Blade Records this Friday. Produced by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007’s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. To sample previously released singles from the record, visit [MORE…]

LACES OUT: Nefarious Industries To Release Eponymous Debut EP By Upstate New York Trio In July – Nefarious Industries announces the July release of the eponymous debut EP from upstate New York-based trio LACES OUT, featuring alumni of former Nefarious act, Pigeon. LACES OUT/ sounds like licking dirt with tiny granules of sugar scattered throughout. Hailing from Orange County, New York, the band features members of Warwick-based post-punk quintet Pigeon, as well as acts Mandark, Veneer, and others. Drummer Steve Delucia and guitarist Ed Ciarfella have been playing together in various projects for nearly fourteen years. Longtime friend and local scene veteran Ray Wasnieski joined the duo in Pigeon, and continued onward with them in LACES OUT. [MORE…]

ANIMA NOSTRA’s Cataclysmic Atraments Album Streaming At Echoes And Dust; Album Out NOW Via Malignant Records – Atraments, the new album from Sweden/UK-based industrial/doom metal duo ANIMA NOSTRA, is now streaming in its writhing entirety at Echoes And Dust, advancing the record’s release through Malignant Records this week. Formed by and featuring Margaux Renaudin and Nordvargr architect Henrik Björkk, ANIMA NOSTRA presents a monstrous and demoralizing album with Atraments. Decibel Magazine offers, “ANIMA NOSTRA create dark soundscapes that rumble and crash not unlike a storm building in the distance,” while No Clean Singing declares, “The enormous boom of the ritualistic drum rhythms and the abrasive, heaving chords of the song generate an ominous atmosphere, verging on apocalyptic, and the vocals are terrifying enough to stiffen the hairs on your neck.” [MORE…]

THE COLD STARES: Head Bent Out NOW And Streaming; Video Interviews Posted + Live Dates Announced – Head Bent is the newest full-length from Nashville rock duo THE COLD STARES. Produced and mixed by the band with Greg Pearce and mastered by Chris Goosman (Acid King, La Chinga, Solace, Lo Pan, Freedom Hawk et al), the record serves as a must-have gem for fans of The Black Crowes, Dirty Streets, Rival Sons, and Royal Blood. [MORE…]

MIRACLE DRUG: WAR Records Issues Teaser For How Much Is Enough Debut By Louisville Hardcore Veterans; EP To See Release July 21 – WAR Records has issued a trailer and preorders for the How Much Is Enough debut EP from MIRACLE DRUG – the Louisville-based outfit uniting a cast of hardcore veterans hailing from the likes of Mouthpiece, Supertouch, By The Grace Of God, C.R., and more – as the record is confirmed for release on July 21st. MIRACLE DRUG has also announced new tour dates, including a performance at this year’s massive This Is Hardcore. [MORE…]

TELOCH VOVIN To Release “Psalm Ov Khaos VII – In Praise” Single For Summer Solstice; The Nightside Of Eden Fest Announced – “Praise the soul which offers up the lips To the kiss of mother death. To quench the lust for life, slake thy thirst upon Absu drunk dry. Passage thru the black hole sun, the final trip has begun” TELOCH VOVIN will issue the seventh installment in the ongoing Psalms Ov Khaos singles series on the Summer Solstice, with “Psalms Of Chaos VII – In Praise.” New York City-based black/death coven TELOCH VOVIN began the Psalms Ov Khaos singles series on the 2015 Winter Solstice, having released a new song in the sequence on each changing of the seasons since. The intent of the series is to shed further Black Light upon the electronic and ambient instrumentation and ritualistic elements of the band’s primal, occult black metal attack. The Psalms Ov Khaos series will continue, with new tracks being issued on the current quarterly seasonal shift schedule throughout the coming months until all eleven individual Psalms are released. This is when TELOCH VOVIN will amass the works onto a physical package, which will include individual pieces of art work for each Psalm for a disorientating dance with divine madness. [MORE…]

CIRCLE: “Sick Child” From Southern Lord-Bound Terminal LP Co-Premiered At BrooklynVegan And Invisible Oranges – As Finland’s uncompromisingly creative rock outfit CIRCLE prepares to add another crushing record to their mammoth discography with the release of their Southern Lord-bound Terminal LP, a new track from the album has been let out of the cages. [MORE…]

TAU CROSS Shares “Killing The King” Music Video Via BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges; Band Announces European Headlining Dates – Multinational punk/heavy metal collective TAU CROSS has shared the official music video for the second single off the impending Pillar Of Fire full-length album. Watch the Jakub Moth-directed video for “Killing The King” via Brooklyn Vegan HERE and Invisible Oranges HERE. Issues bassist/vocalist Rob “The Baron” Miller, “It is a time for dismantling the apparatus of authority and control. We live within the landscape of T.S. Elliot’s Waste Land, within the age of the Hollow Men and the new Crisis of cultural disintegration in the West. It is a time for ‘Killing The King.'” [MORE…]

YOB Plays First Show Since Guitarist/Vocalist Mike Scheidt’s Diverticulitis Surgery + Additional Live Dates Draw Near – Cosmic doom trio YOB made their return to the stage this past weekend at the Northwest Terror Fest in Seattle, Washington alongside Coven, Cephalic Carnage, Wolves In The Throne Room, and so many others. The performance serves as guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt’s first show since undergoing emergency diverticulitis surgery earlier this year. Diverticulitis is an inflammation of the digestive tract and is often life-threatening. [MORE…]

KHOST: Governance Album By Birmingham, UK Industrial Metal Outfit Out NOW On Cold Spring Records – Stream and share KHOST’s Governance album at THIS LOCATION. One of the most terrifying, brutal albums to see release this year, Governance, by Birmingham, UK-based industrial metal duo, KHOST, is now available through Cold Spring Records. KHOST‘s Governance is like driving at night with your spirituality asleep at the wheel. Continuing the band’s immersion in themes of detachment and dissonance, the album was written and recorded during the Winter of 2016-17, a time of great unease and sickness for the band which nearly resulted in the death of one member. A hinterland of low resolution transmissions interspersed with broad concrete columns of distortion that loom suddenly from the dim landscape which devastates the listener with nearly fifty minutes of entrancing yet hazardous tectonic doom-laced revulsion. [MORE…]

FIVE HORSE JOHNSON Streams “Smoke Show” At New Noise Magazine; Jake Leg Boogie Release Day Nears – …hard, heavy, dirty blues rock ‘n’ roll for people who like the sound of an engine roaring or the feeling obtained by following a cold beer with a shot of good whiskey…. Toledo blues riff machine FIVE HORSE JOHNSON will drop the gritty fruits of their Jake Leg Boogie full-length upon the masses later this month. In advance of its release, today New Noise Magazine is streaming “Smoke Show” at THIS LOCATION. Issues Eric Oblander [vocals/harp], “‘Smoke Show’ is the type of greasy pork chop of a tune that we made our bones with. It’s a simple recipe: start with one sloppy relentless harp riff – that harp part was actually originally a scratch track but [guitarist] Brad [Coffin] made me keep it in and I’m glad he did – next, have the rest of the band jump in at the right time with thumpin’ bass, slide guitars, and sick beats like a sledgehammer, and finally yell about booze and/or women. Voila! Another FIVE HORSE JOHNSON classic is born! [MORE…]

ALL OUT WAR: New York Overlords Complete Sixth Studio LP Give Us Extinction For August Release – Longstanding New York hardcore/metal overlords ALL OUT WAR have completed their punishing new studio LP, Give Us Extinction. The album’s details, artwork, and track listing have been issued this week, advancing the album’s August 11th street date. Following in the smoldering wake of the band’s 2015-issued Dying Gods extended EP, ALL OUT WAR arises with arguably the band’s most crushing material to date with their sixth official album, Give Us Extinction. With more than forty-two minutes of unchecked aggression, the new album sees vocalist Mike Score’s scornful accusations at mankind strike with more venomous intensity than ever. The monstrous grooves and slamming breakdowns executed by drummer Jesse Sutherland, bassist Erik Carrillo, and guitarists Taras Apuzzo and Andy Pietroloungo leave craters of scorched earth in their wake with a monolithic NYHC-fueled mandate, while searing elements of thrash metal blaze forth from the wreckage. The album furiously delivers eleven original tracks, and the band pays homage to New York punk/crust icons Nausea with a cover of the band’s “Cybergod.” [MORE…]

DIMESLAND: Oakland Avant-Metal Unit Releases Video For “Are They Cannibals?” From Acclaimed Psychogenic Atrophy Album – Following an extensive span of radio silence, Oakland-based experimental thrash metal squad DIMESLAND has just issued a video for “Are They Cannibals?” The track resides on DIMESLAND‘s acclaimed 2014-released debut album, Psychogenic Atrophy, and matching the band’s unclassifiable and pounding avant-metal attack, the Gustavo Charif-directed visual companion to the track is equally perplexing and deadly. [MORE…]

MARZI MONTAZERI Featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS: New Track Streaming At Decibel Magazine; The Uprising EP To See Release This WeekMONTAZERI drives the song with distorted riffs and intricate soloing, while OWENS employs his trademark glass-shattering screams to great effect.” – Decibel The Uprising is the forthcoming debut EP from Heavy As Texas guitarist MARZI MONTAZERI featuring TIM “RIPPER” OWENS on vocals. The record is set for release on June 23rd via MONTAZERI‘s recently-launched Crunchy Western Records. As a precursor to its release, Decibel Magazine is streaming second track, “A Monster Within” at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

SOURVEIN: Cape Fear Sludge/Doom-Bringers Kick Off Live Takeover – Cape Fear sludge/doom-bringers SOURVEIN kicked off a short run of live takeovers Friday in Denver, Colorado. The mini trek will rumble a total of ten cities, coming to a close in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 29th. See confirmed dates below. [MORE…]

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